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Pet Shop Boys Behavior [Bonus CD] (Limited) (2-CD)

Entertainment Weekly: "...Heartfelt expressions of romantic distress, plus their best tunes yet..." - Rating: A+
Behavior [Bonus CD] (Limited) (2-CD)
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: June 4, 2001
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: Capitol

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 11/9/90
"...Heartfelt expressions of romantic distress, plus their best tunes yet..." - Rating: A+
Entertainment Weekly - 11/9/90
"...Heartfelt expressions of romantic distress, plus their best tunes yet..." - Rating: A+
Q - 12/99, p.68
Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."
Q - 11/90
4 Stars - Excellent - Included in Q's 50 best albums of 1990 - "Some of their dance fans may be a trifle disappointed...but the best ballads here are as wry and touching as vintage Broadway. Frank Sinatra should be calling shortly."
Q - 10/95, p.144
4 Stars - Excellent - "...By 1990's BEHAVIOUR, they were wiser, looser, and more natural. The sound is lusher and warmer, with syncopated guitars and orchestras in the mix..."
Q - 12/99, p.68
Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."
Q - 11/90
4 Stars - Excellent - Included in Q's 50 best albums of 1990 - "Some of their dance fans may be a trifle disappointed...but the best ballads here are as wry and touching as vintage Broadway. Frank Sinatra should be calling shortly."
Q - 10/95, p.144
4 Stars - Excellent - "...By 1990's BEHAVIOUR, they were wiser, looser, and more natural. The sound is lusher and warmer, with syncopated guitars and orchestras in the mix..."
Musician - 1/91, p.92
"...[Pet Shop Boys] understand that life isn't about wrestling with the zeitgeist, but managing a laugh or two as you muddle through. And that's the real difference between teen fare and grown-up pop...."
Musician - 1/91, p.92
"...[Pet Shop Boys] understand that life isn't about wrestling with the zeitgeist, but managing a laugh or two as you muddle through. And that's the real difference between teen fare and grown-up pop...."
Stereo Review (4/91) - Best Recording Of The Month - "A bold, ambitious album...the Pet Shop Boy's crowning achievement..it works it magic through compositional subtlety, lyrical eloquence, and thematic reach.."
Stereo Review (4/91) - Best Recording Of The Month - "A bold, ambitious album...the Pet Shop Boy's crowning achievement..it works it magic through compositional subtlety, lyrical eloquence, and thematic reach.."
New York Times (Publisher) - 11/4/90
"Not since the Carpenters has a group so effectively juxtaposed a dispassionate voice with such upbeat, vacuum packed pop...it's best moments...are wistful reveries with a hypnotic pulse."
New York Times (Publisher) - 11/4/90
"Not since the Carpenters has a group so effectively juxtaposed a dispassionate voice with such upbeat, vacuum packed pop...it's best moments...are wistful reveries with a hypnotic pulse."
Pitchfork (Website) - "'Jealousy' goes furthest in a quasi-symphonic direction. Played on keyboards but booming like a massive orchestra, it's fraught with romantic angst like their earliest work, yet it suits their new phase of unfettered emotionality."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Being Boring
  • 2.This Must Be the Place I Waited Years to Leave
  • 3.To Face the Truth
  • 4.How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously?
  • 5.Only the Wind
  • 6.My October Symphony
  • 7.So Hard
  • 8.Nervously
  • 9.The End of the World
  • 10.Jealousy

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.It Must Be Obvious
  • 2.So Hard - (Extended Dance Mix)
  • 3.Miserablism
  • 4.Being Boring - (Extended Mix)
  • 5.Bet She's Not Your Girlfriend
  • 6.We All Feel Better in the Dark - (Extended Mix)
  • 7.Where the Streets Have No Name / I Can't Take My Eyes Off You - (Extended Mix, previously unreleased)
  • 8.Jealousy - (extended version)
  • 9.Generic Jungle - (previously unreleased)
  • 10.DJ Culture - (Extended Mix)
  • 11.Was It Worth It? - (Twelve-Inch Mix)
  • 12.Music for Boys - (Ambient Mix, previously unreleased)
  • 13.DJ Culture - (Seven-Inch Mix)

Product Description:

This Limited Edition of BEHAVIOR is packaged in a custom slipcase with a 36-page booklet, and contains a bonus disc of rare tracks.
Pet Shop Boys: Neil Tennant (vocals); Chris Lowe (keyboards, programming).
Additional personnel: Johnny Marr.
Producers: Harold Faltermeyer, Julian Mendelsohn, Brothers In Rhythm, Pet Shop Boys.
Reissue producers: Pet Shop Boys, Chris Heath.
Engineers include: Paul Wright, Pete Schwier, Brian Reeves.
Includes liner notes by Chris Heath.
Digitally remastered by Tim Young (Metropolis Mastering, London, England).
Personnel: Guida de Palma, Jay Henry, Tessa Niles, Carol Kenyon (vocals); J.J. Belle , Greg Bone, Johnny Marr (guitar); Gary Maughan (keyboards); Andy Duncan (percussion); Dominic Clarke, Scott Davidson, Pete Gleadall (programming).
Audio Mixers: David Jacob; Julian Mendelsohn; Pete Schwier; Stephen Hague; Brothers in Rhythm.
Audio Remasterer: Tim Young .
Audio Remixer: Pet Shop Boys.
Recording information: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England; Red Deer, Munchen; Sarm West, London, England.
Photographers: Sheila Rock; Douglas Brothers; George Hurrell; Derek Ridgers; Pennie Smith; Eric Watson .
Behavior was a retreat from the deep dance textures of Introspective, as it picked up on the carefully constructed pop of Actually. In fact, Behavior functions as the Pet Shop Boys' bid for mainstream credibility, as much of the album relies more on popcraft than rhythmic variations. Although its a subtle maneuver, it would have been rather disastrous if the results weren't so captivating. Tennant takes this approach seriously, singing the lyrics instead of speaking them. That doesn't necessarily give the album added emotional baggage -- all of the distance and detachment in the duo's music is not a hindrance, it's part of the concept -- but it does result in an ambitious and breathtaking pop album, which manages to include everything from the spiteful "How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously?" to the wistful "Being Boring." ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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